Technology Defines Higher Ed’s New Normal [INFOGRAPHIC]


This new infographic from Flat World Education illustrates how technology has helped foster growth in the education world, and has also increased the workload. The data also shows that 45 percent of today’s students will take at least one online course, whereas learning in the 1980s was confined to classrooms. Also, two two out of three college students today use a smartphone for school work — a capability that didn’t exist even 10 years ago, let alone 30.

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Pew: State of the News Media 2015


Reposted from the Pew Research Center on Journalism and Media:

Call it a mobile majority. At the start of 2015, 39 of the top 50 digital news websites have more traffic to their sites and associated applications coming from mobile devices than from desktop computers, according to Pew Research Center’s analysis of comScore data.

At the same time, though, desktop visitors to these sites tend to spend more time per visit than do mobile visitors. For half of these top 50 news sites – which include legacy print, cable, network, international and public broadcasting outlets as well as digital-only entities – visitors from desktops stay longer than those coming through mobile. The reverse is true for only 10 of the sites, while for 15 sites the time spent is roughly equal.

In tandem with the growth of mobile has been the further rise of the social Web, where the flow of information embodies a whole new dynamic. Some of our 2014 research revealed that nearly half of Web-using adults report getting news about politics and government in the past week on Facebook alone, a platform where influence is driven to a strong degree by friends and algorithms.

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2015 eLearning Statistics [INFOGRAPHIC]

20150123-Top 10 eLearning Stats for 2015Countless reports, surveys, and studies have shown that eLearning industry isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. In fact, an increasing number of individuals, corporations, and institutions are turning to eLearning as they recognize its effectiveness and its convenience. This eLearning Industry infographic highlights important eLearning stats and facts for 2015.

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eLearning in 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC]


It’s the beginning of a new year and 2015 looks set to be an exciting one for eLearning! The digital learning scene changes and expands so fast, it can hard to keep up sometimes. Aurion Learning hopes this infographic will help give you ideas of the power of eLearning, industry trends, and predictions for leading learning organizations.

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What a Way to Start the New Year! [INFOGRAPHIC]

1-1-15_ActualizationEight months into the launch of my new blog, Actualization: The Human Potential Project, WordPress provided me with the stats I needed to put together this awesome infographic. Thanks to all of you who have been a part of its first year, through all of the different social media channels I use to push out content and cultivate dialogue, Here’s to a great year for all of us in 2015!

Here’s To A Better Me Ahead


Over the years I have lived and learned, many times the hard way…to the point where my new year resolutions now strike familiar, recurring themes. In 2015, I continue to aspire to…

  • Forgive
  • Do no harm
  • Let go of the past
  • Live in the moment
  • Never settle for less
  • Be gentle with myself
  • Push the envelope further
  • Be open to the possibilities
  • Leave the world a better place

It’s a journey. I never see the finish line, but I never stop moving; I continue making gains. Isn’t that what resolutions are all about?

To whatever you choose to aspire in the new year, may you learn and grow and thrive as a result. And a year from now, may we both look back and appreciate how much farther we have come from where we are today. It may feel like a solitary journey…but the reality is we cannot make it on our own.

Here’s to a better me ahead.

2015: The Year of the Teacher

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In 2010, I made the call for a Decade of Educational Transformation, framing the challenge facing educators in meeting the demands of the information age. Today, at the midpoint of the d.e.t., I invite colleagues everywhere to make 2015 the Year of the Teacher. Please read on…

To all my colleagues living the higher calling of a human potential professional:

WHEREAS, we stand on the precipice of deep societal and institutional changes, wherein every aspect of daily life is transformed, and the ways we learn, work and live are highly streamlined, automated and personalized; and

2015 your yearWHEREAS, education is the single most critical institution providing equitable access of opportunity to all children and their families, engaging each child through experiences and resources that support and challenge their curiosity, provide for their health and safety, and prepare them to be future-ready to inherit a new age; and

WHEREAS, teachers are the key component within the institution of education, knowing and working with each child, in each classroom, in each school, in each neighborhood, in each community, in each state, province and country around the world, preparing every child to contribute to a highly integrated, interdependent, collaborative, global knowledge economy; and

WHEREAS, the work that needs to be accomplished to transform education in this decade is already taking place in classrooms around the world, with educators at all levels modeling the values, attitudes, skills and habits required to be successful in the global knowledge economy; and

WHEREAS, this work continues in 2015, moving forward into the second half of this decade of educational transformation;

NOW THEREFORE, LET IT BE PROCLAIMED THAT THE YEAR 2015 IS THE YEAR OF THE TEACHER, with a focus on the work of transforming our profession, our classrooms and 2015 laurelssociety, so that our children are fully prepared to embrace their fast-approaching and fast-changing future.

LET IT FURTHER BE RESOLVED THAT IN THIS YEAR OF THE TEACHER, all educators will work together to find common ground and common purpose in championing what is best for children and their future, putting it before all other causes, concerns and priorities, so that every child will embrace a lifetime love of learning, experiencing justice, equity and hope, so that they can address the true sources of pestilence in our world: war, poverty, disease and ecological extinction.

LET IT FINALLY BE RESOLVED THAT BY THE CONCLUSION OF THE YEAR OF THE TEACHER, the education profession reaches a critical mass in empowering teachers to complete the transformation of education, wherein all children are successful learning and growing to reach their full potential by meeting their personal needs and interests to make it so; where schools are centers of hope and each child’s education is embedded in authentic, meaningful work within personalized learning networks across the global community.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, let us hereunto bring our hands and hearts together this day of December, two thousand fourteen, to commemorate the YEAR OF THE TEACHER, commencing on the first of January, two thousand fifteen, not ceasing our efforts until the transformation of our profession is complete. So say I; so may say we all.

Please share this proclamation with colleagues and stakeholders everywhere. [PDF]

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